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Re-Imagining Energy: Pulling It All Together

Penn State scientists, policy experts, and physical plant managers are exploring how to navigate the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources so we can get the greatest value out of the green technologies that are becoming available.

Re-Imagining Energy: Storing Energy

The past few years have brought a surge in battery technology. Here's a sampling of how Penn State researchers are changing the battery landscape.

Air quality research could improve public health in West Africa

Research that models nearly 60 years of air quality in West Africa could lend insights into better forecasting a hazard that affects more than 350 million people in the region, according to an international team of researchers.

Furman named president-elect of new American Geophysical Union section

Tanya Furman, professor of geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, was appointed president-elect of the newly formed education section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Inaugural research symposium offers chance for undergraduates to showcase skills

An inaugural University-wide undergraduate research symposium will showcase work being conducted by women, minorities and first-year students in STEM fields.

'The Bearded Lady Project' exhibit opens in EMS Museum and Art Gallery

'The Bearded Lady Project' photography exhibit, which highlights women in science and draws attention to issues they face, is now open in the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery.

Penn State climate researcher looks at the causes behind weather extremes of summer 2018

Michael Mann, Penn State Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, explains in that the future is still very much in our hands when it comes to dangerous and damaging summer weather extremes.

Inexpensive material offers solution for ocean oil spills

A super-absorbent material developed by Penn State scientists could dramatically reduce the environmental impact of oil spills on oceans and allow recovered oil to be refined normally.

Controlling future summer weather extremes still within our grasp

Continued burning of fossil fuels is likely to fuel even more extreme summers than that of 2018 because of its impact on the jet stream.

Sifting through 50 million phone calls for patterns to aid refugees

Clio Andris, assistant professor of geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, is analyzing a year's worth of phone calls to find the clues to help address the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey.